The Cornerstone women finished in second at the 2013 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 15-16. Highlighting the championship, CU dominated the middle distance events where they added a school record and improved their point total from last season. Sixteen Golden Eagles qualified for the NAIA National Championships and will head to Geneva, Ohio, this weekend.
The sixteen participants representing Cornerstone this weekend include Liz Baller, Kaitlyn Bronkema, Kaylee Carew, Julia Contreras, Brittany Green, Brianna Griffiths, Larissa Hampton, Trinity Hulst, Monica Lawrence, Lindsay Lipa, Jill Louisignau, Julie Oosterhouse, Kayla Ovokaitys, Lyndee Sayers, Anita Souza and Audrey Tremaine.
Claiming three individual titles, scoring in four events and earning Performer of the Meet honors, Julie Oosterhouse will lead the competitors this weekend. Oosterhouse will look to continue her streak of powerhouse performances during nationals when she runs in the 800 meter and team relays.
Julia Contreras defended her 2012 title during the 800 meter event in the WHAC Championships. Contreras got the job done in 2:21.11 while teammate Audrey Tremaine finished fifth in 2:26.68.
Lindsay Lipa, Lyndee Sayers, Anita Souza, and Larissa Hampton raced to second in the 4 x 400 meter relay during the conference championship meet. Their 4:01.51 marked the second time this season CU has bettered the NAIA automatic qualifying standard. The women will look to continue their dominant performance this weekend at nationals.
Anita Souza ran a season-best and NAIA automatic qualifying time of 8:88 in the semi-finals of the 60 meter hurdles. Souza finished second in the finals, clock 8.91 during the WHAC Championships. She will also participate in relay events this weekend.
Representing the Golden Eagles in the pentathlon and the long jump, Brittany Green tallied a long jump measurement of 18' 6.5", placing her third overall against other conference competitors. Green hopes to be successful in all events this weekend.
Cornerstone will return to action this Thursday when they travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the 2013 NAIA National Championship meet. After the weekend the whole team will travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to participate in the Coastal Carolina Invitational.